2019 GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! If you’re planning to tend a garden or farm in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park this year consider joining Keep Growing Detroit’s Garden Resource Program. Members not only get technical support from our talented garden development staff, they receive seeds, Detroit grown transplants, and other essential gardening resources. To enroll on-line or download an application click here.
APPLY TO BE A PART OF THE 2019 URBAN ROOTS TRAINING PROGRAM! New and improved, Urban Roots will be offered in fall of 2019. The six-week comprehensive course has been updated to respond to the current challenges and opportunities that residents face in starting and maintaining thriving community gardens. It’s hands-on and interactive curriculum provides residents with technical skills and knowledge to grow productive vegetable gardens, tools for community engagement, and connections to all of the resources Detroit has to offer including the existing network of over 1,600 gardens and farms across the city. Learn more here.
DOES YOUR GARDEN OR FARM NEED A LITTLE CURB APPEAL? Perennial flower beds enhance the beauty of vegetable gardens and create lasting neighborhood curb appeal. They also provide important environmental benefits to our urban landscape by increasing the drainage capacity of soil and attracting pollinators!
PLANT A BEAUTIFUL BORDER! KGD is seeking applications from established community, school, or market gardens that are active in the Garden Resource Program and interested installing a Beautiful Border in their garden. Learn more here.
BUY DETROIT-GROWN NATIVE PLANTS! KGD hosting a Native Perennial Plant Sale for Garden Resource Program members and Partners in Food Sovereignty in August. Download order information here. The deadline for orders was extended to August 19, 2019!
UPCOMING CLASSES & GROWER GATHERINGS! Keep Growing Detroit is hosting a ton of great events and classes this spring. If you would like to learn a handy new skill like harvesting, farm planning, composting, foraging, or hoophouse construction check out our list of classes for July and August. These documents also include details for upcoming spring Resource Days!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are activley looking for groups (between 10 and 100 people) to volunteer at our farm in the Eastern Market District as well as other gardens and farms across Detroit that we support through the Garden Resource Program. If you’re interested please contact us.
2018 WAS AN EVENTFUL YEAR FOR KEEP GROWING DETROIT. Last year Keep Growing Detroit supported a record breaking 1,603 Detroit urban gardens and farms. These gardens and farms helped 24,362 residents grow and connect to an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Read all about all of our accomplishments in our 2018 Annual Report here.
HAVE A QUESTION? Do you need support with your garden project? Contact us anytime with questions.